Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 25507 75184
325507, 575184


Dated 1734. Medium scale tripartite-plan Palladian mansion

with flanking wings added 1818, possibly by Alexander

Johnstone; converted to shooting lodge circa 1894 with

interior remodelled to form 6 individual suites; service

court to E also enlarged and remodelled 1894. Built mainly of

yellow ashlar. Slate roofs.

ORIGINAL HOUSE: 2 storeys over basement. 7-bay S elevation

with giant pilastered (Ionic) centrepiece, pilasters

(unusually) rising from basement, pediment raised above

wallhead, 2 semi-circular lights and crest in tympanum.

Central perron added circa 1840; door and flanking windows

all set in pilastered, round-arched and key-stones panels

with monogramed tympana; other openings architraved.

Rusticated quoins. Cornice; roof balustrade perhaps

contemporary with wings. Plain 1-3-1 N elevation with

advanced ashlar-built centre (outer bays rubble-built),

square porch (?1818) and heavy porte-cochere (?circa 1894).

Cornice and plain parapet. 3 axial stacks, the central one

transversely set and not original; piended slate roof,

originally platformed.

WINGS: deep on plan, set back from main front at S, boldly

advanced to N; single storey with basement; 3 narrow S-facing

bays (circa 1894 attic to E wing), 4th wide bay set forward

with window in round-headed panel, urns over angles; 4-bay N

elevations; W end elevation with 3-light bow near S end.

SERVICE COURT: (also 1818) 2 parallel ranges adjoining E

wing, and linked at E; upper floors jettied out to court

circa 1894 with casement windows and harled; outer 1st floor

windows break through eaves and have blocked cornices.

Doric-columned porch in NE re-entrant angle.

Balustrades and piers to N basement area and to garden

terrace to S; architectural garden ornaments.

Interior: (mainly circa 1894) entrance hall oak-panelled with marble-columned screens; library, music (originally drawing)

and dining rooms (in W wing) are well detailed.

Statement of Special Interest

Original house compares with William Adam's House of Dun

circa (1728) & Cumbernauld (c.1730).

Built for Maxwell family and sold to J E Johnston-Ferguson in


Upgraded B to A 30.9.87.



Information from owner; NMRS - copy volume of drawings by

Alexander Johnstone; Groome, GAZETTEER, n.d. (2nd ed) vol.

VI p.371

About Listed Buildings

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